Social distancing rules to take effect

County officials and health officials brief the media on the guidelines being instilled in the county dues to the novel coronavirus. PHOTO MICHAEL MARESH

EL CENTRO — Prevention and containment of COVID-19 effectively have become law in Imperial County.

Imperial County Public Health Officer Dr. Stephen Munday on Tuesday issued several orders to take effect from Friday at midnight to 11:59 p.m. March 31. He said the Public Health Department and county want to be proactive rather than reactive, and that they believe these measures or orders will help control community transmissions and outbreak.

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